Bird’s Opening

1. f4

Bird’s Opening is an aggressive flank opening. Mate in 4 is an example of the Bird’s lethality.

The following game, played by the author of this opening, illustrate the dangerous nature of the Bird with dramatic effect.

Classical Bird

1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 g6 3.e3 Bg7 4.Be2 Nf6 5.O-O O-O 6.d3 c5